SUMMER SESSHIN LECTURE: 1 PM
Thursday, July 29, 1965
Soko-ji Temple, San Francisco
[Are there any] questions so far I talked?
Student A: Why—why do we put our hands like this? And then—is—is that the best—is that—why? [Laughter.]
Suzuki-rōshi: This is called “cosmic mudrā.”
Student A: Called what?
Suzuki-rōshi: Cosmic mudrā. One of the mudrā—Buddha’s mudrā. There are many and many mudrās. This is good question, I think. Have you some other question? I will, you know—I will talk about it.
Student B: Once you know buddha-nature—does it—does it—do you always know it, or do you, like, you can forget you have it and have to remember it—that you have buddha-nature?
Suzuki-rōshi: You do not, you know, understand what I said exactly. Yeah, I will explain it just now—then [?]. Some other question?